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Pittsburgh, PA Streetcars Trolleys 1902 to 1964

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Published on Jun 24, 2012

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JAN. 1, 1902. Pittsburgh Railways Co. is formed as a result of several companies consolidating their operations. There are 1,100 trolleys in operation in the city and the turn-of-the-century car has eight-wheels, high steps and narrow doors making traveling slow and cumbersome, particularly for women whose clothes don't allow them to negotiate the cars easily. Pittsburgh Railways has 400 miles of single track; carries 178.7 million passengers a year and has revenues of $6.7 million.

MARCH 1964. Allegheny County's Port Authority Transit is formed to unify public transit services. Despite the declining trolley use, the Port Authority inherits 283 PCC trolley cars and 219 buses.

1964 to 1967. Many rail routes are converted to bus routes.

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